Thursday, 21 August 2014

VIKING STATIONARY GIVEAWAY

Hey Guys,

A little bit different from usual but still super cute, I'm hosting a giveaway in collaboration with Viking office supplies and have hand picked out their best stationary (worth over £50) for one lucky winner to take home! How cute is the Yogi Bear USB?! Please fill out the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway winner will be picked at random and announced on the 10th September. Open internationally. 


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What's your favorite item from this giveaway? Isn't this just the cutest lot of stationary you've ever seen!
Jessie
xoxo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

DRESSING FOR THE AUTUMN *

Top Outfits for Women
We may be in the height of summer, but chances are, you’ll already have your summer capsule wardrobe sorted. However, it won’t be long until the autumnal months set in, and what does that mean? More clothes, of course! Even if you only need to top up your existing wardrobe essentials, there’s always going to be room for more clothes, isn’t there?

Skinny Jeans
Is there a season of the year when skinny jeans don’t look fabulous? Sure, they may look a little out of place on the beach in 30 degree heat, but they’re a great addition to any summer wardrobe during the cooler days and evenings. And, as we drift into autumn and the temperatures drop, skinnies become a first port of call – choose brights if you want to stand out from the crowd and inject a bit of colour into a drab day, or stick with the 
stonewash denims and greys if you’re after a pair that is as versatile as it is comfortable.

Maxi Dress
While the maxi dress is a perfect cover up during the summer, it’s also a fashion staple throughout the autumn as well. Cool enough to wear during the hot days and, teamed with a cardigan, just as elegant and trendy during the cooler ones, the humble George maxi dress should make its way into any wardrobe, and stay there until October.

Biker Jacket
It’s not quite time for a coat that will keep you snug on the freezing days, but chances are, you’ll need some sort of cover-up for when it gets a little chilly. A biker jacket will be a perfect way to look bang on trend, at the same time as staying warm. You don’t even have to spend a fortune on real leather if you don’t have the spare cash either – there’s plenty of leather look bombers available, such as the gorgeous red leather look jacket for £28. Add a stylish scarf for extra fashion points.

Waterfall Cardigan
These stunning, yet simple, cardigans continue to be a popular addition to many a wardrobe, and understandably so. They give the wearer an air of effortless chic; pop on over a simple cami top and jeans combo, or wear with skirts, tapered trousers or dresses. A waterfall cardigan is an ideal, versatile item which you will be able to wear again and again.

Tapered Trousers
Talking of tapered trousers, these are a great item to have in your wardrobe as autumn comes around. Not only are they cool enough to wear during the warmer evenings that summer brings, but they will also look super as part of an autumnal work ensemble, too.

Cami Top
A simple yet timeless classic, the cami top is a top for all seasons. The spaghetti straps will show off gorgeous collarbones, and will suit most skirts, trousers, jeans and shorts. While it may be a little cold to leave your arms bare during the autumn, team with a jacket or cardigan, or wear under a sheer top or crochet sweater, and you’ll be looking and feeling fine.
Make the transition from summer to autumn without a hitch. Stock up on some key pieces now, and you’ll be looking fab (and feeling warm) later!

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

AMETHYST PAINTBOX

Hii,

I'm a massive big melting pot of a human, this whole blogging in the sun thing is hard work let alone trying to get the right setting on my camera #auto. This whole outfit was a bit of luck, you know those days where three things come for you in the post and you then realise they would all look perfect together, well yeah this outfit was one of those!

The kimono is another beautiful item from IKrush. I was a bit dubious about picking another kimono/jacket to review as I seriously own way too many but this one didn't disappoint, it's even better in real life than it looks online and at £19 I think it's an absolute steal! I matched with my new laser cut crochet skirt that Front Row Shop kindly sent me which is amazing - I love anything cut out and I think the skirt transforms this outfit into quite a dare I say it... 'sophisticated' look? Never thought I would see the day ha. My beautiful and magical Skull Duggery  amethyst crystal necklace tops this look off perfectly, matching my Sleek lipstick.


Kimono jacket - c/o I Krush // Crochet skirt - c/o Front Row Shop // Necklace - c/o Skull Duggery Clothing // Shoes - Topshop £65ish // Crop top - H&M £7.99 // Clutch - Warehouse £28






Kimono jacket - c/o I Krush // Crochet skirt - c/o Front Row Shop // Necklace - c/o Skull Duggery Clothing // Shoes - Topshop £65ish // Crop top - H&M £7.99 // Clutch - Warehouse £28


What do you guys think of this outfit? I want to follow lots of new blogs so if you could leave your URL in the comments I would love to check you all out <3 p="">
I'm off to eat sushi mm yum k bye

J x

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

THE PERFECT SUMMER BBQ**

Summer is all about getting outside and enjoying the sunshine, and barbecues have become synonymous with that in the UK. It's the perfect excuse to get the paddling pool out and invite the whole family round for an afternoon of fun, laughter and of course some great food. So treat yourself to a new dress (a great value George dress from ASDA is ideal), get the BBQ fired up and enjoy a day of fun and food with all the family.

Keep the Kids Entertained

While the food is cooking you'll want to keep the children entertained. Make sure you get any summer garden toys out like trampolines, bats and balls, lawn croquet and the essentail paddling pool, which will always be a real hit with the kids. Have water fights with water balloons and water guns, build a shady den, draw a hop scotch on the patio and see who can go the highest on the swing.

Food

Of course when you think bbq, you instantly think of what you'll be eating. You don't have to stick with the normal bangers and burgers. You can instantly add interest to burgers by stuffing them with cheese, for example. You can even save time and do this by simply reshaping shop bought burgers around your favourite cheese. Or maybe you fancy spicing them up a little by adding a blend of herbs and spices. As for sausages, why not buy a few different flavoured bangers at the butchers, or grill some Spanish chorizo sausages.

Marinade some chicken, try a new steak rub and make vegetable kebabs or some delicious grilled corn on the cob. Summer salads and delicious artisan breads are a great addition to any barbecue. Perhaps knock up a potato salad, a taste packed bowl of Turkish style cous cous and a leafy green salad and you'll have the perfect accompaniments for your barbecued feast.

Dessert wise you can't go wrong with ice cream for the kids and maybe a light and creamy pavlova for the adults. There's something ever so summery about the combination of crisp and chewy meringue with lashings of cream and fresh fruit.

Drinks

Summer screams cocktails, whether it's a jug of sangria, a summer fruit punch or maybe something a little more adventurous. You can guarantee you'll impress your guests with a glass of Pimms packed with strawberries and orange and cucumber slices or even a bellini when they arrive. A nice rose, a few light summery beers and plentiful soft drinks will keep everyone happy. Make sure you stock up on ice poles for the kids and have plenty of ice cubes on stand by too.

Perhaps go the whole hog and string up a few lengths of bunting from the trees in the garden to make it all the more summery and put some great music on in the background that never fails to remind you of summers past - you'll have the perfect recipe for a sizzling summer barbecue. Just add sunshine!

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

REVERSE FLORALS

Hello,

It's been a while I know, not quite sure what i've been up to apart from living the unemployed dream. It's surprising how fast time can pass when you're doing nothing. I took full advantage of today's sunny weather and got my friend to take a few snaps of me whilst wearing my new floral Reverse playsuit. I'm not normally a big fan of playsuits as I find i'm normally too tall but this one I think I can just about get away with. Reverse is an Australian label renowned for their bold design features and cut out detailing. Follow them on Instagram here.


Playsuit - c/o Reverse // Necklace - H&M £14.99 // Moccasins - Topshop £38 // Belt - Topshop £18






Do you tall gals have problems with playsuits? Where's best to get cute ones?

J x